The Lifetime team

We care about our business and take pride in delivering great service for our customers

Ian Dickinson

Managing Director

Lifetime Managing Director Ian has one major passion - and that is to bring financial education and better decision-making to people's lives, via the use of technology. He and all his Lifetime colleagues are here to serve that purpose....
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William Bottomley

Director

Bill continues to ask himself the question: 'What is important in life?' For him, it is family, his and wife Clare’s ever-expanding tribe of little ones; friends; the team he works with; the clients Lifetime look after; and the people who Lifetime can help in the future. ...
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Kevin Lawton

Compliance Director

Kevin started in the finance industry in 1994 and joined Lifetime MD Ian in 2000. Kevin is married to Tracey and they have two daughters, Katie and Abigale, and the family have a border collie called Fin....
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Jeff Winter

Pensions Technical Director

Pensions specialist Jeff is very much into sport and likes to plays golf, badminton and snooker. He also watches sport whenever he can, particularly football. Geordie Jeff tries to get up north to see Newcastle United play whenever he can....
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Paul Bassinder

Financial Planner

Paul is married to Dawn and has two children, Amie, who is a qualified midwife, and George, who is non-stop from the moment he wakes up! When not helping people with their financial planning, or chasing George around, Paul loves to play golf. He also follows the British Superbike Motor Racing Championship, which takes him and his family all around the UK every year....
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Brian Howard

Financial Planner

Brian is married to Lisa and they have two children; Adam, who is training to be an accountant, and Ashleigh, who is a teacher. One of Brian's passions is his garden, which is slowly taking shape....
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Paul Lee

Financial Planner

Financial planner Paul enjoys a round or two at York Golf Club, where he has played for three years having initially learned all about the highs and lows of the game in Harrogate, where he grew up.  Paul loves spending time with his wife and daughter in their caravan at Filey on Yorkshire's east coast, where they spend many a weekend come rain or shine!...
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Stephen Baskind

Financial Planner

Steve is a family man with two children. He qualified as a financial adviser 14 years ago, following a successful career as a pharmacist. He enjoys playing squash and has just restarted playing golf after 30 years out....
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Steven Lambarth

Pension Specialist

Pension specialist Steve has over 35 years experience in the financial services industry - and has been with Lifetime for over 13 years. Married to Sharon with three grown up children, outside of work Steve is a keen Sheffield Wednesday fan, and when not travelling the country to watch his team he can usually be found on the golf course or enjoying his holidays....
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Tom Nelson

Head of Pensions and Projects

Tom plays a key role at Lifetime as the Head of Pensions and Projects. He has almost 20 years experience in the pensions and financial services industry. He joined Lifetime in 2011 and has thoroughly enjoyed the journey so far. Tom is married and has two young children who like to keep him on his toes. He is passionate about music and, listening to it and reading about it. He also enjoys listening to podcasts....
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Rupert Smith

Director

Lifetime director Rupert is originally from Leicester. He studied at the University of Leeds 38 years ago ("I’m still regarded as a 'Yorkshire incomer’", says Rupert) and has worked in financial services for 35 years. He has been at Lifetime for 18 years and operates within pensions and corporate advice – an area, he says, that offers 'varied and interesting challenges'!...
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Ken Abbott

Mortgage Adviser

Away from his sterling efforts in helping people get the mortgage they want, Ken loves listening to many different genres of music. His favourite is rock. He enjoys going to see live music, his best gigs having been Queen, The Who and Elbow....
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Michelle Youel

Mortgage Manager

Lifetime's Mortgage Department Manager Michelle enjoys getting away on holiday when circumstances allow, as well as walking, socialising with friends and helping her husband out with his dog boarding business....
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Nicola Dickinson

Accounts Manager

Away from her work as Lifetime's Accounts Manager, Nicola loves the theatre, both watching and performing.  She also enjoys walking her dog, either on the moors or on the beach....
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Lucie Haxby

Head of MI and Business Analysis

Lucie has been with Lifetime for over 10 years – and is currently working as our Head of MI and Business Analysis. Her life outside work revolves around family – she has a little girl called Quinn who is the centre of her world!...
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Scott Kershaw

Mortgage Adviser

Scott joined Lifetime in January 2013 as an office administrator and then, in November 2014, he moved into the mortgage department as a mortgage administrator. He was proud to go on and pass his exams and become a qualified mortgage adviser at Lifetime in August 2017....
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Tracey Lawton

Directors PA

Tracey, who is a PA to the directors, has been working for Lifetime since January 1999. Married with two daughters, Tracey is a keen mountain biker and enjoys travelling round the UK and Europe with her husband Kevin, visiting different locations....
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Sheila Lynch

Client Administration Manager

Sheila is one of Lifetime's long-standing residents, having started work for the company about 12 years ago. In that time she has had two children, both boys, who keep her busy with their sporting activities and her taxi servicing! ...
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Beverley Shapcott

Mortgage Administrator

When not at work, Bev enjoys spending time with her family. She also likes walking, swimming, playing badminton and squash. Bev is a keen football fan and likes to watch her team Barnsley play. She says that she can't wait for her son to get a little older so he can go along with her to matches....
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Annabelle Dickinson

Accounts Administrator and Social Content Producer

Annabelle has worked at Lifetime since September 2013 - and she says there is nowhere else she would rather work! She is the company's Accounts Administrator and Social Content Producer - and also organises all Lifetime's social events for everyone to enjoy....
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Elaine North

Client Services Department Administrator

Elaine has worked at Lifetime for just over six years. She started off as a member of the administration team, and currently works within our Client Services Department. She thoroughly enjoys working at Lifetime, with 'a lovely set of people who have their clients' interests at heart'....
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Michael Naylor

Pension Administrator

Pension Department Administrator Michael likes spending time outdoors, going for walks in the countryside with his family, and watching his young son Alfie feed the ducks and playing 'fetch' with the dog. Outside of work Michael's main interest and passion is football. He loves playing, watching and attending matches!...
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Amy Brown

Wrap Department Administrator

Amy joined the Lifetime team in February 2015 as a receptionist, moving into the Wrap department in August 2016. She admits to being a complete foodie. She also loves walking, travelling, reading, going to the cinema and spending time with family and friends....
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Mathew Leech

Digital Producer

Mat joined Lifetime in 2015 and after a year as an Office Administrator he was asked to join the Wrap department. He was then made Marketing Coordinator in the autumn of 2019, before taking up the mantle of Digital Producer. Mat is very passionate about architecture and design, having graduated from university with an architecture degree....
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Miles Myers

Financial Planner

Miles joined Lifetime at the age of 18 and worked in the administration department for two years, before progressing to start his financial planning exams.  Now a fully qualified financial planner, Miles looks after a number of Lifetime clients and helps develop the Lifetime digital service....
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Sarah Adams

Client Services Manager

Outside of her work communicating with customers, Sarah loves being out in the countryside walking with her border collie Dixie, her husband Danny and their daughter, Olivia. She really enjoys camping and a little dream of hers is to own a caravan or a camper, and travel around England and Europe pitching up wherever she fancies....
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Kris Booth

Chartered Financial Planner

Kris has been providing financial advice to clients for 27 years - and during that time many of those clients have become friends. Kris completed the necessary exams to become a chartered financial planner in 2020....
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Daniel North

Financial Planning Administrator

Danny's task is to create cashflow financial models for Lifetime customers and clients. He says he finds helping people extremely rewarding; and what better way than to help someone be financially stable and in a position to follow their dreams....
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Charlie Parker

Financial Planner

Charlie joined Lifetime in May 2017 as a trainee financial planner, having graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a degree in Accounting & Finance. Charlie got straight to work with his exams, aimed at gaining the CII Level 4 Regulated Financial Planning Diploma, and duly became a qualified financial planner in March 2019....
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James Fisher

Head of Planning (Financial Planner)

Keen runner James has worked with the Lifetime team for over four years now. During a previous career in science James realised that his passion lay in helping to solve other people’s problems, which led him to financial planning....
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Janet Clowery

Administrator

Janet works part-time as an administrator for Lifetime, after semi retiring from working at Huddersfield University for 25 years. She also invigilates at her local school when it is the exam season. She enjoys getting the opportunity to talk to and meet many different people from all walks of life....
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Terry Gibbs

Administrator

Terry is a very family orientated person, He loves spending time with his family and running around after his little boy (trying to keep up). He is a massive football fan, a lifelong Liverpool FC supporter, and coffee addict....
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Joanne Hepworth

Wrap Department Administrator

Joanne joined Lifetime in April 2019. Coming from a background of human resources and accounts she was ready for a new challenge and says it was the best decision she's made! Joanne has two grown up children, with her youngest starting university in September 2020.  She is married, to Dave....
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Anji Ward

Digital Customer Coach

Anji lives near the east coast with her husband and their two children. As a family they enjoy walking their two dogs at the various local beaches and in the beautiful countryside within Yorkshire and beyond.  They are a very active family. As well as her Customer Coaching role, Anji is studying to become a qualified financial planner....
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Barbara Gant

Communications Department Administrator

Barbara has four grandchildren who, she freely admits, are her world - and she likes to spend as much time with them as she possibly can. Barbara also has a cocker spaniel, and thoroughly enjoys taking her on long walks....
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Joseph Dickinson

Financial Planner

Financial planner Joseph came to Lifetime in 2019, after graduating from the University of York with a degree in Accounting, Business Finance and Management. Away from Lifetime Joseph has numerous hobbies, the biggest of which is cooking....
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Corey Lee

Financial Planning Administrator

Corey is committed to creating a cashflow financial model for Lifetime customers. He is in the early stages of his working journey but is determined to work hard to achieve his career goals. Before joining Lifetime Corey worked as an apprentice butcher but he always knew that his real passion was helping other people, especially with their financial situation....
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Andrew Lodge

Wordsmith

Andrew is a journalist, proofreader and copywriter, having spent over 20 years writing for a weekly newspaper and then going on to work for the Press Association on their football digital desk. He has been at Lifetime since February 2013. He loves to spend as much time as he can with his wife Karen and family at their static caravan on Yorkshire's east coast....
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Clare Preece

Service Development Director

Clare joined Lifetime in December 2019, after enjoying a 30-year career in the travel industry with Thomas Cook. She sees herself as a loyal, honest individual who gets inspiration in life from her grandad....
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Hayley Hoyland

Digital Experience Manager

Hayley joined Lifetime in December 2019. She is a mum to two beautiful children and enjoys what she terms a ‘busy’ lifestyle, being always 'out and about as a family', exploring the outdoors and taking the family dog Tilly for long walks....
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Georgia Mullany

Digital Customer Coach

Georgia hails from Manchester originally and returned to Lifetime in September 2022 after completing a First Class honours degree in Economics at Sheffield Hallam University....
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Andy Wealthall

Commercial Development Director

Andy has spent the majority of his working life in the travel industry, which allowed a passion for travel to turn into a career that spanned 25 years. He says what kept him in travel was the ability to 'make dreams come true'. He admits to that being 'a bit cheesy', but says that selling dreams is more rewarding than anything else and that's what brought him to Lifetime....
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Sarah Kewley

National Account Manager

Sarah worked in the travel industry for 22 years. She enjoyed travelling the world, including living in Arizona for a short while, before joining Lifetime at the beginning of October 2020....
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James Allen

Digital Customer Coach

Before joining Lifetime in the spring of 2022, James previously worked in call centres, gaining 5+ years’ experience in Customer Service and Sales. He attended the University of Bedfordshire, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Football Studies....
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Charlotte Swinscoe

Marketing Manager

Charlotte is Lifetime's marketing manager, having joined the company at the beginning of May 2022. She started in marketing after completing her Masters degree in creative writing, and has previously worked in a number of sectors, including facial and body aesthetics, sports and educational resources....
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Tim Freedlander

Financial Planner

Tim graduated from the University of Glasgow after gaining a BSc Honours in Neuroscience. He then joined the Royal Air Force where he was able to fuel his love of adventure. Tim loves to keep active by regularly practicing skiing, skydiving, climbing, yoga, partner acrobatics and multiple forms of martial arts....
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Ione Morton

Graphic Design and Social Media Assistant

Ione is our Graphic Design and Social Media Assistant. She joined Lifetime in August 2022 and plays a key role within our Marketing Department. She graduated from a Creative Marketing course at the University of Central Lancashire....
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Rowan Wolowacz

Video and Animation Assistant

Rowan joined Lifetime as our Video and Animation Assistant in September 2022. She previously worked in and around the film industry as a Concept and Multimedia Artist after completing her degree in Film Production in 2020....
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